The Ministry of Women and Child Development, in association with Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting is organizing the first ever “All India Women Journalists’ Workshop” on 7th June, 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. The Conference will bring together 250 journalists from all parts of the country together on a single platform. The women journalists represent print, electronic and online media across the country including small and regional media organizations.
This Conference will be a unique gathering of women journalists, who specialize in social sector reporting, coming together to understand, discuss and deliberate on issues concerning women and children. The Ministry of Women and Child Development will be showcasing the achievements during the last two years and also obtain a feedback on a number of issues concerning women and children especially on the recently released Draft National Policy for Women, Draft Anti Trafficking Bill, Draft Regulations under JJ Act. The Ministry is also looking forward to new ideas/ areas concerning women and children which could be taken up in the coming months.
Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Smt Nirmala Sitharaman will also address the participants.
Journalists from 30 States/UTs have already confirmed their participation and more participation is expected in the coming two days. The participating journalists represent several regional publications and regional news channels of the country.
The WCD Ministry will also be putting up an exhibition of two of its large initiatives namely; Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao and Children’s Helpline-Childline.